When the sun is shining it is always agreeable to enjoy eating alfresco style whilst escaping the buzz of city life in Geneva. Recently we did just that and accompanied friends for brunch at Au P’tit Bonheur.READ MORE
A friend invited us to Sunday brunch at Brasserie des Halles de l’ile and I groaned.
Sunday brunch has great potential here but never quite delivers. In the past, I have been annoyed by the disorganised service with tables left dirty and uncleared, the fact that there are often birds flying inside (never ideal when you are eating) and the bland food. The Brasserie des Halles is one of Geneva’s old Slaughterhouses – its a great designed modern space overlooking the river with tables inside and out.READ MORE
If you’re after an easy brunch this Sunday you can’t go far wrong with Le Pain Quotidien. This international chain of bakeries was founded in 1990 by Alain Coumont who, as a young chef, was dissatisfied with the quality of bread available in Brussels so decided to take charge and recreate the bread his grandmother used to bake when he was a small child.READ MORE
If you fancy a spot of brunch this Sunday and want to escape central Geneva why not head out to O Calme in Carouge? This cozy little place on Rue Ancienne is quite deceiving when you first walk in.READ MORE
When I tell you that some of the best things in Geneva are hidden… Here is a typical example; Do you know Le Brunch Club ? If you are desperate for a real brunch, or even better a real English breakfast, you should definitely check it out. Every Sunday, Juliette and her team put together traditional Sunday brunch dishes at the cosy Café du Clos. Like me – and you probably – after living abroad, Juliette had been trying all kind of Sunday brunch places in Geneva for a while when she realized even though some places are pretty good, there was always something missing. It was not exactly like in London or in the US and I’m sure you’ll agree to that. Or it’s utterly expensive. So because if you want something done, sometimes it’s better to do it yourself, Juliette came up with this great concept. The idea is to make brunch in different places that are usually not open on Sundays and that people don’t necessarily know. She started in December last year and so far she has settled in Café du Clos. But who knows where she will take us next! In any case, Café du Clos […]READ MORE
The Botanical Gardens in Geneva hosts over 16,000 species of plants and, with the trees turning a lovely shade of orange right now, Autumn is an ideal time to visit!
The newly revamped bistro-café, at the Gardens, has a well-priced Sunday brunch.
The brunch features fresh breads with cheese, fruit, a cold main course (salmon, chicken and salad were on offer when I visited). Included is a dessert and coffee for a reasonable 28 CHF.READ MORE
I should probably let you know that I’m a hyperactive kind of person…even on a lazy Sunday! So, don’t feel obliged to do all of the following… If you like history, this is your last opportunity to enjoy a unique tour of Geneva. I don’t know about you, but I always learn new things about this town; even though it’s not that big! Balade au Fil de l’Eau is a tour, organised by the tourist office, that teaches you about Geneva history through its connection to water. Tours in English and French depart at 10.30am in front of the tourist office on rue du Mont-Blanc, 18 and last two hours. Tickets are 15 CHF. After the tour, your day can continue with a brunch – yes, some places are indeed open on Sundays! One of my favorite places is L’Auberge du Cheval Blanc in Carouge. They have a really good buffet with toast, eggs, bacon, quiches, salads, cheese and desserts; and all at a good price – 28 CHF, without drinks. Make sure to reserve: 022.343.61.61. Place de l’Octroi, 15. 11am-2pm. If you still want to have a bit more fun, then now is the perfect time for a good […]READ MORE
How about going somewhere a bit different for a brunch this weekend? If you feel like getting out of Geneva without going too far, then you should check out this restaurant: Cuvaloup de Crans, in La Cure. They have a brunch menu for CHF 26, drinks included. They will also have live Cuban music this Sunday! It will all take place outside on the terrace if the weather is nice, or inside if we are unlucky. Brunch is on from 10am to 2pm. Address: Route de Cuvaloup – 1265 La Cure. It’s about 45Ks from Geneva, but it’s easy to get there by car and also by getting a train to Nyon and then a bus: www.cff.ch. Yes, trains and postal buses really do go everywhere in Switzerland! On your way back, if it’s sunny, stop by the swimming pool of Nyon – the best swimming pool in the region. It’s right on the lake, so you can choose whether you want to swim in the pool or in the lake. They have a huge grass area, too, so it’s simply the best way to relax on a Sunday afternoon. And who knows, you might even get a suntan!READ MORE